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Prostate Cancer Victim

Pissed Off at 'Dr. Phil'

8/6/2008 8:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A man who worked for the "Dr. Phil" show is suing CBS, claiming he was fired because of his prostate cancer.


Martin Barsnack claims the show hired him to do "production work" back in 2006 for $29.42 an hour. Barsnack claims in September of 2007 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He told his supervisor Loma Renee Tanz he would be taking a leave of absence to undergo treatment.

According to the suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Barsnack alleges his surgery was delayed, but in November 2007 Tanz told him "Your job is here, take your time."

But Barsnack claims when he was ready to return to work last April, he was told "there was not any work for him."

Barsnack is suing for unspecified damages. We're awaiting a response to an email sent to Paramount.

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RAW    

MY COMMENT IS TO LET YOU AND EVERYBODY KNOW THERE IS A WAY OUT DR. PHILL OR WHO EVER I BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE CHECK IT OUT [ DR. SIMONOCINI ] ALSO DR. SCHULZES AT HERBS.DOC.COM ] THEY ARE KNOWLEGED. NO MORE SUFFERING PLEASE. ITS CRAZY ARE PLANET IS FULL OF MEDICINE.

2231 days ago
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mary    

Perky,

Don't knock the name. Happens to be my name as well and I'm damn proud of it.

BTW,my Dad died of prostrate cancer. Just happens that my Dad was this guy's uncle.

2224 days ago
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